Iceland is on pace to virtually eliminate Down syndrome through abortion

Agusta, age 7. (CREDIT: CBS NEWS)

CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT - With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.

Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women -- close to 100 percent -- who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy... READ MORE.

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